Fresh Picked Prose

Sundays at 5:18 pm

Along with cotton and corn, pecans and pines, the rich soil of north Florida is good for writers. At Florida State University, we raise a good crop every year: memoirists, short story writers, essayists, novelists, journalists, cross-over poets--it's a delicious mix. Some of these young practitioners are doing degrees in Creative Writing; some aren't. Some have published; some haven't--yet. A few will become famous. Have a listen on Sundays at 5.18 pm and be astonished at how much luxuriant growth can be packed into a two-minute story.

CD Davidson-Hiers is a junior at FSU majoring in Creative Writing and French. She's from a small rural town near Pensacola where the first red light was recently installed. Despite this making waves in the local community, CD looks more toward the future when, this summer, she will be disappearing into the French countryside.

Nick Reed “Aurora Music”

Sydney Kleckner is a junior at Florida State University majoring in Creative Writing. After graduating, she’s caring for elephants in Thailand before getting her Master’s in Social Work. This summer, she’s doing a semester abroad in Paris and now dreams about French cheese at night.

Miranda McLaughlin is a senior at Florida State studying Creative Writing and Communications. She is the Operations Manager at Club Downunder, and loves music, laughing, and fried chicken.

When I’m not in Tallahassee for classes, I live in Orlando with my family, but I was born in Buffalo, New York. I’m a Creative Writing Major and graduating senior. I write to share my experiences and to connect with others!

Olivia has Swedish parents and grew up in Norway. She is graduating from Florida State with a double major in International Affairs and Creative Writing this spring.

Stephanie Levitt is a local attorney who enjoys the respite from law that writing provides. Her work has yet to be physically published, but she invites you to remember her name for when that time comes.

Jennifer Schomburg Kanke, Visiting Faculty at FSU is an Ohio native. Her work has been published in Prairie Schooner, Pleiades and many other literary magazines.

Zachary Gerberick is a MFA candidate in Creative Writing at Florida State University. He received his bachelor’s degree in Electronic Media from the University of Cincinnati.

Stephanie Levitt is a local attorney who enjoys the respite from law that writing provides. Her work has yet to be physically published, but she invites you to remember her name for when that time comes.

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